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Quick Facts

  • $7.6 million - External funding in 2015-16
  • 4 - Number of UCF In-House Grants awarded to COHPA in 2016
  • 7 - Number of COHPA Research Fellowships awarded in 2016

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Office of Research
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
12805 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816-2200

Phone: 407-823-0171

2009 - 2016 Research Fellows

2016 Research Fellows

2016 Research Fellows

The 2016 research fellows presented proposals developed during their COHPA Research Fellowships at an open meeting on Sept. 15, 2016. Congratulations!

The fellows are listed below and pictured on the right (from top, left to right).

Thomas Baker, Ph.D.
Nicole Dawson, PT, Ph.D., GCS
Meghan Gabrielle, Ph.D.
Tameca Harris-Jackson, Ph.D., MSW
Jennifer Peck, Ph.D.
Jackie Towson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP 
Chia-Yuan Yu, Ph.D.
Staci Zavattaro, Ph.D.

 

 

2015 Research Fellows

Congratulations to the 2015 research fellows on their successful completion of their COHPA Research Fellowships!

The fellows discussed their research projects at a formal presentation Sept. 10. Listed below are their names and presentation titles:

Reshawna Chapple, Ph.D. - Deaf women: Victims of Intimate Partner Violence  in Central Florida

Varadraj Gurupur, Ph.D. - Identifying the Gaps in Caregiving of Demented Patients Using Markov Chain Model

David Mitchell, Ph.D. - Implementing Public Strategic Projects: Building an Evidence-Based Contingent Model of Success

Vanessa Lopez-Littleton, Ph.D. - Patient-Provider Communication Modality to Reduce Stigma in Preventive Care Service Utilization

Tim Ravich, J.D. - Issues on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Pictured below (left to right) are 2015 research fellows Rashawna Chapple, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton, Tim Ravich, Varadraj Gurupur and David Mitchell, with Associate Dean Thomas Wan and Professor Martine Vanryckeghem

2015 Research Faculty Fellow - Completed

The college is pleased to announce the selection of the following faculty members for COHPA Research Faculty Fellowships for 2015:

- Reshawna Chapple, assistant professor of social work
- Varadraj Gurupur, assistant professor of health management and informatics
- Vanessa Lopez-Littleton, lecturer of public administration, internship programs director
- David Mitchell, assistant professor of public administration
- Timothy Ravich, assistant professor of legal studies

Research Fellows 2015(Standing, left to right) Associate Dean Thomas Wan with Assistant Professors David Mitchell and Varadraj Gurupur; (seated, left to right) Lecturer Vanessa Lopez-Littleton and Assistant Professor Reshawna Chapple
(Not pictured: Assistant Professor Tim Ravich)

FELLOWSHIP SCHEDULE

Timeline for Fellows 
(includes deadlines)

Sessions for Fellows  (also see below)

January 15, 2-3:30 p.m.:  Overall introduction on grantsmanship
February 19, 2-3:30 p.m.:  NIH grant application and review with emphasis on development of research aims and significance
March 19, 2 -3:30 p.m.:  NSF grant application and review with emphasis on theoretical formulation
April 16, 2-3:30 p.m..:  NIJ grant application and review with emphasis on logical model and applications
May 14, 2-3:30 p.m.:  Analytical design and analysis
June 18, 2-3:30 p.m.:  Budgeting and staffing
Summer:  Finalizing the application
August 20:  Project presentation

 

2013-14 Research Fellows

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(Standing, left to right) Assistant Professor William Moreto, Associate Dean
Thomas Wan, Dean Michael Frumkin, Assistant Professor Albert Liu,
Visiting Associate Professor Ray Chang (National Taiwan University);
(seated, left to right) Assistant Professor Latarsha Chisholm, Assistant
Professor Kristina Childs, Assistant Professor Qian Hu

The college is pleased to announce the selection of the following faculty members for COHPA Research Faculty Fellowships for 2013-14:

- Kristina Childs, assistant professor of criminal justice
Research topic:  "An Assessment of the Predictive Validity of a Detention Risk Assessment Instrument"
- Latarsha Chisholm, assistant professor of health services administration
Research topic: "Nursing Home Readiness to Collaborate in Academic Research"
- Qian Hu, assistant professor of public administration
Research topic: "Governing Cross-sector and Interorganizational Collaborations"
- Albert Liu, assistant professor of health services administration
Research topic: "Complications after Cataract Surgery and Risk Factors"
- William Moreto, assistant professor of criminal justice
Research topic: "Examining Law Enforcement and Community Conservation Culture and Operations"

The following faculty members will mentor these fellows:
Naim Kapucu, professor of public administration (Hu)
Kareem Jordon, associate professor of criminal justice (Childs)
Roberto Hugh Potter, interim chair of criminal justice (Moreto)
Thomas T. H. Wan, associate dean for research (Liu and Chisholm)

 

6/18/13
The COHPA Office of Research and COHPA Research Council are pleased to announce the 2013-14 COHPA Research Faculty Fellowships program. Learn more at the links below:
- Research Fellows Colloquia
- Research Fellow Guidelines and Application
Please submit applications to Patricia Means by Aug. 23, 2013

 

2011-2012 Research Fellows

Congratulations to the 2011-12 cohort of research faculty fellows, pictured below, on their completion of the year long program.

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(Standing, left to right) Fellows Lee Ross and Brandi Blesset, Dean Mike Frumkin,
Associate Dean Tom Wan, Fellows Kenyatta Rivers and Kareem Jordan
(Seated, left to right): Fellows Jo Ann Smith, Carey Rothschild, Shawn Lawrence and
Jennifer Tucker
Not pictured: Fellows Anthony Kong and Jane Lieberman

Final presentations by 2011-2012 fellows:

2011-12 Faculty Research Fellows Training Schedule

 

2010-11 Research Fellows

In 2010, seven faculty members were selected as the second cohort of COHPA Research Faculty Fellowship program.

In fall 2010 and spring 2011 the fellows will

• attend intensive workshops on advanced methodologies and statistics
• receive mentoring on research and scholarship, including research design, transfer of knowledge and writing for scientific publications
• receive structured feedback from experienced grant writers on a research proposal


(Left to right) Lynn Unruh, Darren Liu, Cynthia Brown,
Bernardo Ramirez, Jamie Schwartz, Kendall Cortelyou-
Ward, Julia Buckey and Maysoun Dimachkie Masri.
Not pcitured: Teresa Daly

 

2009-10 Research Fellows

•  Denise Gammonley, Ph.D., associate professor of social work
•  William Hanney, D.P.T., instructor of physical therapy
•  Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., associate professor of communication sciences and disorders
•  Ana Leon, Ph.D., associate professor of social work
•  Alice Noblin, M.B.A., instructor of health information management
•  Reid Oetjen, Ph.D., assistant professor of health services administration
•  Patrick Pabian, D.P.T., instructor of physical therapy
•  Julie Steen, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work
•  Ross Wolf, Ed.D., assistant professor of criminal justice
•  Ning (Jackie) Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of public affairs

 

To develop grantsmanship, particularly related to federal or national grants, it is imperative to work collaboratively with faculty members from multiple disciplines."
— Thomas T.H. Wan, Ph.D.,  Associate Dean for Research
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